Category «History»

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

Russian Cities Founded By Armenians

In the 18th-19th centuries, for various reasons, many ethnic Armenians moved to the Russian Empire for permanent residence. These were Armenians who had been exiled by Shah Abbas to Iran, as well as Armenians who had lived in the so-called Ottoman (western) Armenia for centuries. The Armenian people were invited to Russia by Russian tsars. …

Large-Scale Looting By Turkish Soldiers In Yerevan – 1918

Large-Scale Looting By Turkish

In 1918, about a month after the signing of the Mudros Armistice, American officer James Erol stationed in Eastern Armenia reported that from December 2 to 5, 1918, he had witnessed widespread looting committed by Turkish soldiers in Yerevan, Alexandropol, and other Armenian cities and settlements. The Turks took from the Armenians 7 million pounds …

Dro – A Revolutionary By Calling

Dro – A Revolutionary By Calling

During his years at the gymnasium, despite his quick wit and keen mind, teachers complained that Dro was lazy and undisciplined. The gymnasium’s inspector would often express his dissatisfaction with the student and summon his father so that he would instruct his son. The father exhorted the “child”, instructed him to graduate from school, “become …

Hakob Bagratuni – Outstanding Statesman, Diplomat, And Military Figure Of The First Republic Of Armenia

Hakob Bagratuni – Outstanding Statesman

Prince Hakob Bagratuni was born in Akhaltsikhe in 1879 into an Armenian noble family from the Bagratuni dynasty. Bagratunis from Gyumri-Alexandropol who had migrated from Karin (Erzrum) at the beginning of the 19th century were representatives of the old Bagratuni princely family. After graduating from the male Tiflis gymnasium with honors, Akop Bagratuni continued his …

The Presentation Of The Treaty Of Sevres To Turkey

The Presentation Of The Treaty Of Sevres

The Sevres peace treaty was presented to the Turkish delegation at 16:00 on May 11, 1920, in Paris, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Armenian delegation was present at the ceremony as well since the new Armenian state was one of the parties in the treaty and wasrecognized as a sovereign and independent state. …